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Welcome to The Paddock


Set on a quiet lane with open valley views of the beautiful Cornish countryside, The Paddock has been a labour of love, transforming it from an overgrown field into a space of tranquillity and colour.  

As an off grid adults only site, you can spend your days relaxing in the peace and quiet of the countryside listening to bird songs, watching the swifts and swallows swoop down or the buzzards that soar overhead. There are a variety of chickens and ducks that free-range during the day and are excellent at keeping pesky slugs and snails at bay as well as producing delicious eggs that are available to buy, highly recommended for your breakfast.

Explore beautiful local walks, villages and many places of interest Cornwall has to offer all within easy reach. If you surf then you will be spoilt for choice of beaches all within a few minutes drive. If you have never surfed and fancy having a go then you can either hire a board and suit for the day or maybe book a half-day lesson at one of the many surf schools in the area.

After all that activity there’s nothing better than enjoying a refreshing drink while watching the stunning Cornish sunset from a beach bar or returning to the Paddock for a bbq and relax around the firepit. In the evening you might even hear the owls hooting if you listen carefully, or be amazed at the  shining stars on a clear night as there is very little light pollution here .

However you choose to spend your time here, you will return home relaxed and revitalised.

"Amazing weekend at the Paddock , lovely campsite with gorgeous views."

" The kitchen was especially lovely. So beautiful to end the day cozied up in front of the firepit under the stars "


Each of the bell tents comes equipped with solar fairy lights, colourful rugs, table,  double bed (guests need to provide their own bedding – sheet, duvet & pillows), plates, cups and cutlery. The outdoor kitchen has a gas camping stove and a gas BBQ for guest use plus communal pots, pans and cooking utensils as well as extra  glasses and bowls. If you prefer not to use these, please feel free to bring your own.

 A charge bank will be supplied if you wish to charge a phone in your tent (please bring cables). There is no mains electricity on site but additional solar USB charging is available for phones/tablets. Unfortunately there is no facility for hairdryers or any type of appliance requiring 3 pin plug sockets.

 There’s a communal fire pit to relax around in the evening. Wood for the firepit can be purchased on site or feel free to bring your own.There is a single compost loo (complete with disco balls and disco lights), one hot shower and one outside cold shower to rinse after a day at the beach.

Whats in a the area?

There is a yoga school  just over the road from the site offering a range of disciplines and drop in classes, perfect for stretching out tired muscles or helping you leave the stresses of daily life behind. The closest beaches are Holywell bay and Perranporth, both about a five-minute drive away (two miles), with Newquay six miles in the other direction. You can walk across fields to Holywell Bay with its distinctive Gull Rocks, which fans of the TV series Poldark may recognise. There are plenty of surf schools and lots of facilities on the beaches of Newquay and Perranporth. Holywell is a quieter spot with just one seasonal shop and a pub. All of the north coast of Cornwall is yours to explore with foodie harbour town Padstow 20 miles north of The Paddock and artsy St Ives just under 30 miles south. 

The closest pub is the charming Smugglers Den Pub and Restaurant, a 16th century thatched roof Inn a mile away and walkable along a quiet country lane. It offers great quality food all day with beautiful valley views.  There are plenty of places to eat and drink in Perranporth or Newquay plus supermarkets and independent deli’s if you want to self cater.

" Perfect location for exploring "

Price & Season

Open July & August only – £80 per tent per night based on 2 adults sharing. No charge for dogs to stay but an additional £20 cleaning fee per tent applies.

What Guests say about The Paddock Wildcamp

Perfect Eco, Relaxing Getaway

Ren and Betty were the perfect hosts, so helpful and kind. Ren had loads of knowledge about the local area and couldn’t have done more to make us feel welcome. The tent was lovely and the beds were super comfy. It was great to get back to basics and know that we were helping the environment. Everything we needed was supplied and the kitchen area especially was lovely. It had everything we needed and was so beautiful. It was great to wake up with the chickens and ducks roaming around and it was so beautiful to end the day cozied up in front of the fire pit underneath the solar lights. The area was situated right near Perranporth and not far from Newquay so was great for surfing. We honestly didn’t want to leave and hope to go back next year! What you get for the price is unbelievable and we both feel so fortunate to have stumbled across this gem!

Perfect getaway to getaway from everything

A lovely campsite, exactly what you want for an off the grid, away from everything, back to the essentials trip. All facilities you need are there, hot shower, communal fire pit, covered gas bbq for when it’s raining too much to bbq in the elements. Ren is a great host, Betty the dog is lovely and the chickens and ducks free roaming making it a great place to unwind.

Great place to stay if your into camping, clean tents and we loved the little touches like the disco ball in the toilet and the charging packs supplied. Would definitely recommend

A tranquil camp surrounded by nature

We stayed here for a special anniversary and found this place to be just what we wanted in what is a very busy summer in Cornwall. It is tucked away from the hustle and bustle but Perranporth is a short drive away, we walked to Holywell Bay which took us 40minutes and it is a lovely beach. Ren gave us a warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The camp kitchen had everything we needed and our first experience of a compost toilet was not bad at all due to Rens helpful instructions. We were well impressed with the lengths that have been gone to to make the space beautiful. Thank you.


I loved everything about the campsite the tents the bed was super comfy, the chickens and ducks coming to say hello in the morning, the kitchen and the communal fire pit area, the host ren is am amazing person so kind and helpful, absolutely will be booking for next year again soon 😍 its wild camping at its best, back to basics and a very chilled out atmosphere.

Charming camp in a lovely location

The vibe was very relaxed and chilled. Loved how there were resident ducks and chickens and lovely dog Betty 🙂 The camp looks pretty and is very well maintained and clean. Loved the tent and the host has added lots of lovely touches. There is a kitchen and fire pit – looks very pretty at night with solar lights. The host was very friendly and helpful and knowledgeable of the area. You can have fresh eggs from the residential chickens for breakfast and everything you need is provided in the kitchen. Really good value for money – will be re booking! Perfect location – close to both peranporth and Newquay. 40 min drive from st Ives.

Terms & Conditions / Booking Policy

  • We strongly advise you to take out suitable holiday insurance.
  • All cancellations must be notified in writing via email
  • A 20% deposit to secure your booking is non refundable. Balance is due 30 days before arrival.
  • In the event of cancellation less than 30 days before the holiday begins, we regret that any monies received are non-returnable. If cancellation over 30 days before holiday date, full refund less 20% non-refundable deposit.
  • However, if we are able to re-let the tent for the booking period cancelled we will reimburse 50% of the total hire fee charged.
  • We reserve the right to cancel the booking if the balance is not paid by the due date.
  • If a booking is made less than 30 days before arrival, the full cost of the stay is due at the time of booking
  • We have a minimum of 3-night stay in our bell tents
  • Bookings are Friday to Monday, Monday to Friday, Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday.
  • Bookings are only accepted from persons over 18 years of age, by booking with us the lead guest acknowledges that he or she agrees to these Terms and Conditions on behalf of the entire party intending to occupy the property under your booking.
  • Arrival time is after 2 p.m. and before 8 p.m. Checkout is 10am. Late arrivals by prior agreement only and you may have to locate your own tent depending on arrival time.
  • Groups of more than 4 adults must contact the site owners before booking. No large groups or  stag/hen parties. Adults only.
  • Limited availability for dog friendly tents and max 1 large or 2 small dogs per tent. Please mention on the enquiry form if you wish to bring a dog. A £20 cleaning fee will be charged for all four legged guests. Please note there are free ranging chickens and ducks so dogs must be kept on a lead at all times while on site. We have a friendly poodle Betty who is always happy to be made a fuss of.
  • Bedding IS NOT included. Please bring duvets, double sheet and pillows.
  • Due to our rural location we ask no noise after 10pm to respect our neighbours and other guests.
  • Smoking is not permitted in tents at any time.
  • Wood for the firepit is available to buy on site or you are welcome to bring your own.

Bookings / Contact Us

Bookings are: Friday - Monday ( 3 Nights ) | Monday - Friday ( 4 Nights ) | 7 Nights Mon - Mon or Fri - Fri

Groups of more than 4 adults by prior arrangement only

Max 1 Large or 2 small dogs per tent